After 7 months of many amazing people being tested we still have not found a kidney match for Scott. He is on the waiting list but in Utah, that is about 3 years. Much better then some other places that the wait time is about 10 years. Did you know right now there are about 100,000 people waiting for kidney transplants nationwide?
Scott's best option is a living donor. Before Scott has a transplant they will put him on dialysis and remove both of his kidneys, to lessen the chance that his kidney disease will come back. If we have a living donor in place it means he has less time on dialysis.
Scott is a "B" blood type so he can receive a kidney from a "B or an O" donor. They also have a pairing program where an "A" donor could donate to someone that had a "B or O" donor that matched Scott.
Have you ever thought of donating? Would you like more information? If so please go to Intermountainmedcenter.org/organdonor. There is great information on that page. If you consider donating you can start with filling out the kidney donor questionnaire. Somewhere along the way it will ask if you are applying for a specific person, in which you would answer with 'Scott Hofler'.
We have been so blessed by all of your prayers and help so far long this journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Love, The Hoflers
Sep 30, 2016
Scott's newest test results show his kidney function has dropped again. Not the best news, but he is actually feeling better and has had a little more energy then the last couple of months. They have him on a special diet that is supposed to be easier on his kidneys and he is loving that! Ok maybe not but at least he feels better right? We have some awesome people being worked up to see if they are a match for Scott and can donate a kidney. No definite match yet. Wow is it ever a long process. We are praying that we can get a match soon so we can transplant. If we don't have a match by the end of the year he will probably have to start dialysis.
We are so blessed to have so much support from our family, friends, employers, co-workers, community and even people we haven't had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you all! Thank you for all the prayers on Scott's behalf. I know they are being and will be answered.
Aug 26, 2016
We are so blessed to have such love and support behind us. Thank you everyone that came out to our dinner to support Scott. What an amazing turn out! It was quite overwhelming. We hope you had as...
Aug 17, 2016
We have some super prizes for our raffle on Monday the 22nd. We just had 2 Denver Bronco tickets donate! We have Real Salt Lake tickets, a treadmill, a camp stove, night stay at several hotels...
Aug 16, 2016
We are so excited for the Spaghetti dinner on Monday the 22nd. Make sure to check out all the action below under Fundraising activities. Our family has been working overtime getting awesome raffle...
Aug 11, 2016
Make sure to check out the fundraising activities on this page. We are planning a fun Spaghetti dinner and raffle on Monday August 22nd. You can buy your tickets in advance on this site or at the...
Jul 29, 2016
Scott was diagnosed in 2003 with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). His kidney function has decrease to the point now that he is in stage 4 renal failure and in need of a kidney transplant....